Monday, September 15, 2014

Book Study & Giveaway: Discerning the Voice of God.

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When you think back through your years on this earth, what have been those key moments that have changed your life?  Maybe it was a sermon at church.  A book that you read.  A conversation with a friend.  A camp or retreat you attended.  Those moments in time that were pivotal to your maturity and growth.  Those moments that forced you to curve right when you thought were you on the straight and narrow with decisions.

I have no doubt that I will look back on Priscilla Shirer's book Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God is Speaking as an essential moment in my spiritual walk. A moment where I thought I was doing okay (status quo) but realized that my life was so far from where I deeply desired.


 

I am so sure about this book that I have motivated my accountability group into reading this book with me.  But, I want more woman to have life altering experiences.  I want more woman to begin hearing and discerning the voice of God. 

I think it is time for the third ABCJLM Book Study.  

Consider this your official invitation!

Dates:   Begins Monday, October 6 to November 5th (We will cover three short chapters a week)

Study:  Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God is Speaking by Priscilla Shirer

Where: Join us for discussion on the Sister at ABCJLM Facebook Group

Description: Together we will grow in our "desire to hear Him speak: Realize the Way He Speaks, Recognize the Sound of His Voice, Remember What He Wants to Accomplish, and Ready Yourself for Even More. Discover the treasure of recognizing how God keeps in touch with his beloved people and watch as He communicates with you."

Supplies Needed: Order online the book in book form or Kindle Edition.

What To Do Right Now:
  1. Purchase the book or borrow from the library so that you have it in your hands before October 6th. Click to order from Amazon the book in book form or Kindle Edition.
  2. If you haven't yet, please join the SISTERS at ABCJLM Facebook Group.  We will be discussing this study in this group. 
  3. Leave a comment on this post or on SISTERS at ABCJLM explaining what you desire to learning in this study so that we know you are joining us!
  4. Subscribe to this blog so that you stay up-to-date on the latest information concerning this study.  Plus you will be provided with a link to the new ebook "A Quiet Time, Worth the Time."
  5. Tell your friends!  Invite others to join us. Using the buttons below, share this post with your friends on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or your own blog.  
  6. After doing these five quick things, I can't encourage you enough to take a couple of hours to read my ebook.  It sets the stage for what we will be discussing and will be the foundation for what Priscilla will discuss in the first two chapters of the book.
Giveaway:

I believe so much in this book and because my desire for you - yes you! - to read this book is so large, I emailed Moody Publishing and begged for them to provide some books for a giveaway.  And they said, YES! 

So, I have three copies - 3 copies - of  Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God is Speaking to give away.

Leave a comment with your first name and last initial on this post or on SISTERS at ABCJLM and an explanation of what you desire to learn in this study so that we know you are joining us and you will be entered to win one of the three copies of this book!  And if you are unable to join the study, still leave a comment so that you can read the book on your own.

Want to earn bonus points? 

Invite a friend to join our online book study!  Once she has commented stating that she will be joining us, leave a comment with your friend's name so that I know you invited her.  There is no limit to how many friends you can bring on board. 

Update - Giveaway details:  I will choose and announce three random winners on this blog on Friday, September 26th.   (So, be sure to check back to see if you have won!)  You will have until Thursday (9-25-14) at 7:00 p.m. (CST) to enter in this giveaway.  You must have an US address to win. 


One more point...

Remember the 1% commitment that I asked all of us to make each day?  Isn't it time that you gave God 1% of your day?  What better way than to join us in learning how to hear God's voice!  Join us.  You won't be disappointed. 

Next Post:  I will share more about this life-changing book.



Thank you to Moody Publishing for allowing to share this book.

47 comments :

  1. I am Hoping to learn to be more consistent with sitting quietly and patiently waiting to hear from God. I Have such a hard time just sitting still and waiting , I always have some to go do. I want to learn this so I can pass it on to my children while they are young.

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  2. Alisha D (Facebook) -
    Listening more...talking less

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  3. April B (Facebook)

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  4. I would love to learn you & your group! There is so much to learn on this topic! I have a hard time knowing what God is saying to me sometimes. Looking forward to learning more!

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  5. Stephanie Gilleo (Facebook)

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    1. I hope know God more and fall more in love with Him though hearing and listening to His voice.

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  8. Jennifer C - worrying less, listening to God's direction

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  9. Debra C. I've always struggled in this area, partly because I want to fix things. I see a need in our church and I want to jump in, even if that work isn't for me. I frequently ask my husband to pray about things so that he can verify whether he hears God saying the same thing I do.

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  10. Priti F (Facebook)

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  11. Jennifer C.-- Being new at talking with God (again). I wonder if he hears me sometimes. I hope to recognize when he hears me, answers me, and also tell me no and steer me in another direction.

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  12. Elizabeth B. - as a mother with 2 young children and a third due in a few months - we have just started preschool homeschooling and have many decisions ahead of us plus the day to day knowing God's guidance as I invest in my children and am feeling a desperate need to be more intimately connected to and aware of Him and His leading.

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  13. Heather R. (Facebook) Hope to be able to join, many family issues going on at the moment. We are searching for God's will in how to serve Him as a family. Husband currently in seminary for pastoral degree.

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  14. Mellissa P. (Facebook)
    To listen more and speak less.

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  15. Brandi T - I want learn to listen to God and seek His will for my life. I want to be present with Him each day through His word and prayer. I want to stop letting the busyness of life suck the life out me and instead turn to the only One who can give me life. I want to be connected to God and to other sisters.

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  16. April G - Too busy this morning to read like I should. This would help me get in my 1% each day.

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  17. Suzi s - Facebook
    I'd like to learn to be more attentive to His voice!

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  18. Linda G. (Facebook)
    Oftentimes, my own voice is too loud. Looking to hear more of Him and less of me.

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  19. Maria S. (Facebook)
    To give God the time He deserves!

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  20. Hannah N. (Facebook) To hopefully get back to a practice of Daily

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  21. I want to learn to pray better and more regularly.

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  22. Kayleigh T. (Facebook)
    I want to learn to distinguish between God's voice and what i feel is my own.

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  23. Sarah K. I want to learn how to discern God's voice from my heart and my desires. I want to hear His voice clearly and not be persuaded by my flesh to do things all on my own. I want to learn to live being sensitive to the Holy Spirit and His calling for me as a mother and as a wife.

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  24. To discern God's voice from my own.

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  25. To grow in hearing from Him -
    Betsy W

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  26. Lynn S. Feeling convicted about how much of my thoughts are spent on trivial matters. Want to rest in His will

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  27. Ashley P. I have woefully neglected spending time where I sit and listen for the Lord's voice during my quiet time. Your thoughts on giving Him 1% of my time really pricked my heart and put within me the desire to do so, and LISTEN for Him.

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  28. Sara K - Closeness and consistency on my relationship with God.

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  29. Jo W
    I want to surrender it all and be open to anything and everything God wants from and for me.

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  30. Jessica C.

    I want to be able to focus on God and His direction for me. Like others have said, do more listening, less talking.

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  31. Erin W. Listening to what God REALLY has in store for me...I am for the first time in my life memorizing Bible verses with my 3 year-old through ABC curriculum and want to be an example to my children of the joy in following God.

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  32. Ruth K. To have hearing the Lord be the nature of my day!

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  33. Excited to learn more about hearing gods voice!!!

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  34. Meredith S.
    There have been so many challenges and uncertainties lately. I hope to make time with The Lord first priority as well as know more how to discern his voice when making all of life's big and small decisions.

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  35. Amanda K- I would love to learn how not to worry so much about things not in my control- I know that God is in control, but when something goes wrong I immediately start to stress and have anxiety. I would love to learn how to remain calm, and listen for what God needs me to do next.

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  36. Courtney T. I want to grow closer and closer to God. This book sounds wonderful!

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  37. Bri L. I just desire to grow in my walk with Him.

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  38. Carey S
    Listening to God's plan and trusting it!

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  39. Juana V. to do God's will in my life and to close relationship to God

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  40. Hannah M. (Facebook) I don't want to miss a thing.

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  41. Jessica D. (Facebook) I need to learn how to hear Him! I want to encounter Him, I want to hear Gods voice above all else, especially in a world like this. I want more out of my walk with Christ.

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  42. Olga A. I'd like to learn how to hear God clearer. Checked the library and they don't have this book, so I'm hoping to win a copy so I can join the conversation and study.

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  43. Melanie P. I want to learn to listen and be quiet more...rather than just reading/studying the word, I want to slow down and listen.

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